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Studies in western yellow pine nursery practice

Posted date: August 06, 2015
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Authors: Brewster, Donald R.; Larsen, J. A.
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Scientific Journal (JRNL)


In 1912 and 1913, when nursery experiments were started under direction of the then "Priest River'' Forest Experiment Station, at Priest River, Idaho, and elsewhere, western yellow pine (Pinus ponderosa) was one of the principal species being planted on a large scale in the northern Rocky Mountain region and millions of plants were being raised each year in the Forest Service nurseries; but comparatively little careful study had been made to determine the best methods of handling this stock in the nursery to obtain good quality at a minimum cost. The experience of the years following 1909, when the nursery work was first undertaken on a large scale, demonstrated beyond question the need of experimentation in order to produce a better and more uniform quality of stock and to avoid the delays, uncertainties, and losses due to lack of exact information.


Brewster, Donald R.; Larsen, J. A. 1925. Studies in western yellow pine nursery practice. Journal of Agricultural Research. 31: 1101-1120.